‘Could we have a little talk about World War III? It’s back again, that phrase, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away soon.
‘This past month may be remembered as the one when World War III broke out. Not the thing itself, obviously, but the concept, the memory, the nightmare, which had been buried in the basement of our cultural consciousness since the end of the Cold War. The beast suddenly broke out of the basement and it’s in our face again. The return of the repressed.’